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Springing into spring

How about pastels and flowers!?

From the Devil wears Prada

No, we don’t have to go floral, but we will stick with pollen. Yellow is a big colour trend for 2015 and this spring. While colour authority Pantone have put a butter yellow in its spring collection, we’re noticing other shops pushing bolder hues into their collection that put pastels into last year such as IKEA’s current homepage promoting their new kitchen system is hitting all the trend notes, though I would have added a polished concrete kitchen countertop — but that’s not an item currently in IKEA’s catalogue.

Cool whites are warmed with natural wood tones and a bright splash of yellow.

Want to add some serious sunshine to your home? How about:

Hello yellow

 

From left to right, top to bottom: Silas Throw from EQ3, Apple storage jar from Zara Home, Russian Doll Pillow from Horne, Kiley Ceramic Stool from Pottery Barn, Serving bowl by Marimekko Home, Crystal Ball Table Lamp by Land of Nod, Wire side table by CB2, Stockholm fabric by IKEA, Matégot Dadel bookshelf from Horne.

Yellow can be a tricky colour to be friends with as the wrong pairing can make this trendy colour look dated. A light beige works, but nothing that doesn’t already have too much yellow in the background. Modern pairings with yellow can also be light grey, a crisp white, or the right shade of blue can really make yellow pop.

Benjamin Moore colours

 

I did come across one yellow accessory I wouldn’t recommend for anyone.

Yellow umbrella

 

This yellow outdoor umbrella from CB2 certainly looks great, but it would also bathe everyone at your BBQ looking for sun shelter in a shade of yellow that would be flattering to no one.


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